Dem Senator Claire McCaskill Calls Founding Fathers “Maniacal” for Protecting Liberty With Separation of Powers

The Founding Fathers went to great lengths to protect individual liberty from the sort of people we now have running the government. Unsurprisingly, they don’t appreciate it:

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) called the Founding Fathers of the United States “a little maniacal” in their focus on having a separation of powers during an appearance Thursday on Morning Joe.

McCaskill was denouncing Republicans for divisiveness, then shifted gears to go after Madison, Jefferson, et al.

“Well, part of the problem is that our framers were a little maniacal in that if you look at other democracies around the world, when one party wins the congressional branch, they take the executive branch,” McCaskill said. “Not in our country.”

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That is one reason other countries are only other countries, whereas this is America. But statists like McCaskill are working to fix that.

“Our Founding Fathers were a little maniacal,” [Joe] Scarborough repeated, as co-host Mika Brzezinski laughed.

“Well, they were!” McCaskill said.

Then she gibbered some more about how government should exert a single unopposed will.

It is unfortunately not uncommon for the same party to control both the Executive and the Legislative Branch. That’s how the Dems managed to impose ObamaCare. But McCaskill would prefer not to have to worry about enraged voters upsetting the apple cart like they did in 2010.

The alarming growth of the Executive Branch bureaucracy, which does not seem to change much from one president to another and which has been rendering Congress superfluous by replacing legislation with regulation, is the answer to McCaskill’s authoritarian dreams.

On tips from J and Torcer. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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